Dr. Matthew Baker

Orthopedic Surgery
MO
14 years experience

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Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Missouri

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

73 Answers
14 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
You can wear a brace do physical therapy. If still problematic seek evaluation
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Air is being pushed out of the joint
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
When did you have the hardware removed? If it was recently most of the time use the boot for protection for 2-5 weeks. If the hardware was removed yea... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It would be very unlikely for you to have a concussion from that activity. Next time try punching a pillow
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It depends on timing of the steroid injection and covid shot. It should not effect the vaccine
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Bone spurs are seen around arthritic joints. If there is arthritis in the knee especially arthritis between the knee and thigh bone it is not uncommon... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
There is increased fluid produced after knee surgery. Use an ace wrap for gentle compression and it should go away
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Usually pain that is pins and needles is nerve pain. In that area it is likely coming from your lower back. If it is worsening you should have somebod... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Depending on what has already been done, therapy is the initial course of management. Advanced imaging studies such as MRI can look for meniscal tear ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
And she can use a sling for comfort. Would recommend following up with the surgeon to discuss discomfort in the shoulder. Depending upon initial evalu... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Usually the mri is used for operative planning. If you have tried injections therapy and other non surgical measures still have symptoms that affect a... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
No you would not gain noticeable increase in height
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Limitations with range of motion can have multiple causes. If there is no injury it can be congenital. If there has been an injury it could be related... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Without seeing the images it is hard to interpret. It may be a normal post operative finding or it may be related to surgery.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Most people would schedule surgery once your range of motion is back to normal. Most people have pain for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
No it is not a problem. However if it is bothering you you can attempt to distract yourself in other ways. You’re not causing any harm or damage. If y... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Usually carpal bossing can be managed without surgery doing things such as splinting and oral pain medications as needed . It might need local steroid... Read More
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Most of the time with people describe the pain is burning, stinging or electric, that’s more likely nerve pain. Arthritic pain can be dull achy and ch... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
If it is not getting better it may be cellulitis or a dvt. Both of those are treatable but can be dangerous. It would be a good idea to have your pcp ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It sounds like you have a hematoma. While a torn ligament can cause that the trauma can also cause it. If you haven’t seen your Primary care since the... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
At this point in time a biopsy would be the next reasonable step to identify the mass. Have you seen an oncologist?
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
If it is not continuing don’t worry about it. If persistent or constant can have pcp evaluate it
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
And usually takes anywhere from 2 to 5 days for the steroid to work. Sometimes it can take 1 to 2 weeks to see results. If the phone is still triggeri... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
If you are staying hydrated and not feeling lightheaded or dizzy there is no problem with that program. Exercise can help with mental health
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It can be irritation of the joint between the wrist bones and metacarpal bones
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
That sounds like a nerve issue. Could be swelling putting pressure on a nerve. Could also be entrapment of a nerve. Have a foot and ankle specialist e... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
You can splint to help the triggering. You want to keep it moving so it doesn’t stiffen up. Nsaids can be helpful too
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Usually bursitis responds to compression and nsaids. If causing problems would be a good idea to get checked out. If it grows would seek evaluation
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
If it is not an injury a sling is not an ideal treatment. If the hand goes numb it may be a pinched nerve in the neck or thoracic outlet syndrome.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
At the younger age you may have stressed your growth plate and grown out of if. Also could have damaged the meniscus or cartilage. If it is not curren... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Nsaids, Ice, plantar fascia stretching and fascia rubbing
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Yes it is a type of meniscal tear
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
If it has improved probably nothing to worry about. If it persists then have your primary care get imaging
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
You can use topical medications like Voltaren or icy hot which can help ease the pain. Will impact exercises are so good. Ice, Tylenol, and other anti... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It could be compression of a nerve around the lower back or hip. Start with physical therapy and if no improvement or worsening have your primary care... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Your normal alignment is variable from person to person. Sometimes it is normal to have “bent knees”
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
You likely need an MRI of your lower spine to find out what is causing your symptoms. You may need to see a neurosurgeon for further testing and trea... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
No. If you are doing weightlifting using good form is very important to prevent injury. However a short duration of lifting with poor form will not ca... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
You should go see a physician.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Avoid painful activities. If continued pain, have your pcp evaluate and possibly obtain mri of the shoulder.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It is unlikely that would cause any long term damage. You should not be worried.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Yes it is normal. Tylenol and nsaids will help if you can take those. Make sure there is no infection of the skin so keep any abrasions or cuts clean.... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It could be many different things such as remote trauma nerve issues or muscular in origin. If it is limiting you, see a doctor to work up the issue.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Carpal boss is a bump on the back of your hand where the wrist and hand bones meet. Non surgical management includes bracing, injections, ice, and NSA... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It is possible that there has been recurrence of the meniscal tear or there can be progression of arthritis. This would be something to bring up with ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
It could be a torn meniscus which can cause locking. If you can not move the knee then you should get evaluated. It would be very unusual for a fractu... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Activity related shoulder pain could be related to the rotator cuff tendons, the labrum, or the biceps tendon. If pain persists and limit your activit... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
No. Just need to make sure that you are watching your caffeine intake as well as Tylenol intake. Don’t take more than a safe dose for your age
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Baker
Orthopedic Surgery 14 years experience
Usually can see results in 6 weeks. It is hard to known without a complete history and symptoms
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thank you for answering the question!!this happened after I saw the dr
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Thank you for your answer. Thankfully the issue has gone away.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 2009MD
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